Sunday, August 6, 2017

Cleaning House

So, back in June...WAY back in June...I tried clearing out the Studio, so that I could "get organized."  What happened was that the bulk of the contents were moved into the guest room, which I renamed "The Annex."

For the past two months, I have been trying to sort/slog through the mess in The Annex, find a place for everything, and put everything in its place.  To refresh your memory, it looked like this:
Look carefully.  If you don't, you're liable to miss all kinds of things, like the stacks of bins in front of the window seat, etc., etc.  And this is just 3/4 of the room.  You cannot see the things in front of the closet, or in the closet.

Fast forward to this past week.  My youngest son is talking of having a yard sale in September.  This used to be his room, when he lived here.  The closet was still full of his belongings.  I cleared the room enough to reach the closet.  The piles that were once in this room are now different piles in the living room (for the yard sale). The Annex has reverted to The Guest Room.
 The bed is cleared off, and accessible.  Nothing is blocking the bookshelves, the bottom of which are filled with children's books.
 Even the closet is clean, though it may be filled with quilting paraphernalia.
 And, just so you know I'm not joking, here is the other side of the closet.  See?  Amazing!!

Okay, so maybe I did not show you that I have two tables stashed behind that design wall, and I did  leave the Tiara right there, front and center.

And maybe I took the last few (several) piles back to The Studio. It was going to end up in there anyway.  Here's how it looks today:

 I guess the good news is that it is once again a working Studio.  I was in there, working, all of yesterday afternoon. 
As of now, I have no work to show you, but I've been setting goals, and might actually meet one this year.  Goals are good!


sewmuchfun said...

Wow, that looks like alot of work! Good job with the spare bedroom! Keep up the goals!

Franki Kohler said...

Congratulations Suzanne. I know how you must feel now -- strut it! Looks to me like your final work in the studio will be a snap.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Wow - what a difference in your guest room. Must feel great. Let us know when you have your yard sale.